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(ABC)   Six new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter; already for sale on eBay   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 53
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2003-04-05 05:14:50 PM
Mkay
 
2003-04-05 05:15:07 PM
ebay sucks... but i will buy...lol
 
2003-04-05 05:15:30 PM
2 articles on space in one day. and only one boobie post. for shame
 
2003-04-05 05:15:48 PM
who else has been to the moon besides me?
 
2003-04-05 05:17:03 PM
 
2003-04-05 05:17:16 PM
moonbies?
 
2003-04-05 05:18:37 PM
By my count, there are 2 boobies posts.
 
2003-04-05 05:18:52 PM
 
2003-04-05 05:20:59 PM
Actually, there are 3 boobies links.
 
2003-04-05 05:21:43 PM
space sucks
 
2003-04-05 05:22:00 PM
soleil moon-frye?



/nothin
 
2003-04-05 05:22:17 PM
wheee, saturday afternoon.
 
2003-04-05 05:22:43 PM
cool
 
2003-04-05 05:22:49 PM
Huh huh huhhuh huh huh Uranus huh huh huhhuh.

(Oh bugger, it's Jupiter)
 
2003-04-05 05:22:51 PM
I wanna see em. Anyone know where they post all those images, or if they do?
 
2003-04-05 05:23:19 PM
Bullshiat propaganda is all that is. The Jupiter govenment just wants us to believe that there are six more moons! I'm sure that Fox News is all over this.
 
2003-04-05 05:25:43 PM
Insane-idoru

Here is one-or so I've been told

 
2003-04-05 05:26:05 PM
If Fox News is all over this, then all six of the moons will orbit Jupiter to the right, and rotate around their axes to the right. No namby-pamby left-wing astronomy here! :-)
 
2003-04-05 05:33:12 PM
If Fox News is all over this, then all six of the moons will orbit Jupiter to the right, and rotate around their axes to the right. No namby-pamby left-wing astronomy here! :-)

They'll also have an IQ 50 points larger than the left rotating moons.
 
2003-04-05 05:33:53 PM
The moons follow retrograde orbits, traveling in the opposite direction of Jupiter's rotation.

You know, if you have to explain what the "big scientific" word means in the same sentence, what's the point?

I accelerated, traveling faster in a forward direction.
I mastecated some food, chewing the food with my teeth.
The girl spun counter-clockwise, spinning from her right to her left.
 
2003-04-05 05:34:29 PM
I think they should stop calling anything less than a 1000 miles in diameter or with an inconsistent orbit a "moon". They're just asteroids probably wandering out of the asteroid belt and getting picked up by Jupiter every now and then. Some of them might only slingshot around the gas giant for a pass or two before hurling out into space.

The planet has rings too. Who's to say that these space pebbles aren't just roaming ring dust getting caught up in the funky gravitational action of all the other debris around there.

Ganymede, Europa, Io, Callisto--THOSE are moons. These specs of sand are just space junk.
 
2003-04-05 05:42:57 PM
"There's a moon in the sky...it's called the Moon..."
 
2003-04-05 05:47:17 PM
 
2003-04-05 05:52:15 PM
CapnKRUNCH:
Why use any term at all when you can just use its definition instead?

Since the article is targeted at the general reader, not the astronomic community, a little education in the terminology would be useful. If you want to see big words without definitions right after read academic publications and if you don't want the big words read USA Today.
 
2003-04-05 05:54:16 PM
"All These Worlds Are Yours Except Europa. Attempt No Landing There. Use Them Together. Use Them in Peace."
 
2003-04-05 05:55:21 PM
worst. moons. ever.
 
2003-04-05 05:56:49 PM
I don't think they are real moons either. They sound like either debris from Jupiter's one lone ring, or captured asteroids. Next story please.
 
2003-04-05 06:03:37 PM
04-05-03 05:25:43 PM MorningBreath

lol, thanks. Wouldn't it be cool if they really did look like that?

/easy to please
 
2003-04-05 06:10:42 PM
El_Presdente:

Very true, but I just found it humorous that the entire sentence was "word, explanation of word." instead of "word, explanation, continuation of what I was talking about."

And on a personal note, just from watching Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" questions and contestents on game shows, that Astronomy has to be the worse common knowledge subject ever.

I mean, simple things. I was watching Game Show network and the question was "what is the 4th planet called?" and out of multiple choice the contestent shouted "Venus!"
 
2003-04-05 06:20:42 PM
jeez these things are only a mile in diameter?? they'll call anything a moon these days.

all that space junk orbitting the earth? those are moons.
 
2003-04-05 06:21:41 PM
The only reason I'd have a chance at that question would be because of that godawful 3rd Rock From the Sun show. Answer is Mars, right? =p
 
2003-04-05 06:37:22 PM
This is all your fault, Bowman!
 
2003-04-05 06:56:17 PM
Six new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter, .
 
2003-04-05 07:00:20 PM
damn filter
 
2003-04-05 07:04:53 PM
six moons? all i can see are 5
 
2003-04-05 07:11:41 PM
Six moons is a lot.
 
2003-04-05 07:28:40 PM
Sometimes I put my body in retrograde motion.
Aka the reverse cowgirl.
 
2003-04-05 07:30:09 PM
Jupiter is just grunting out moons because it gets so much attention from the scientific community when it does.

Okay, Jupiter..., we know already, you got a lot of moons. You got more moons than anybody. Okay, you happy now?

/attention whore planet.
 
2003-04-05 07:46:03 PM
El_Presdente:

You are correct, sir
 
2003-04-05 07:57:10 PM
Best headline on the page:


"Did Smart detectives miss clues?"


Not so smart after all, apparently.
 
2003-04-05 08:05:57 PM
I wonder if anyone has ever tried to sell Ebay on Ebay???
 
2003-04-05 08:17:20 PM
Lotsa Moons HERE NSFW
 
2003-04-05 08:49:45 PM
Day_Old_dutchie; LOL moon river very funny!
 
2003-04-05 09:08:28 PM
All your moons are belong to Jupiter
 
2003-04-05 10:06:48 PM
swiffer_king
jeez these things are only a mile in diameter?? they'll call anything a moon these days.

all that space junk orbitting the earth? those are moons


New Earth moon found
 
2003-04-05 10:09:01 PM
Time to better define "Moon" maybe.
 
2003-04-05 10:14:42 PM
CapnKRUNCH
From article "The moons follow retrograde orbits, traveling in the opposite direction of Jupiter's rotation.

You know, if you have to explain what the "big scientific" word means in the same sentence, what's the point?

I accelerated, traveling faster in a forward direction.
I mastecated some food, chewing the food with my teeth.
The girl spun counter-clockwise, spinning from her right to her left


These articles are not just to inform, but to educate. Also, you can acclerate, while slowing down, going backwards. Any change in velocity is an acceleration. Depending on the point of view, the girl is spinning either clockwise or anti-clockwise.
 
2003-04-05 10:22:07 PM
Astronomers can't decide whether pluto is a planet. Moon might be hard do define. Take Saturn. In it's rings there are millions of chunks. If we took a close enough look, I bet we would find hundreds mile sized "moons".

Pluto, Planet or Comet?
 
2003-04-06 01:05:20 AM
Man, Jupiter's just showin' off now.
 
2003-04-06 01:10:20 AM
"All These Worlds Are Yours Except Europa. Attempt No Landing There. Use Them Together. Use Them in Peace."

Such a horrible movie. Oh my god. I watched that in my Sci-Fi class in High School. Deffinatly MST3K-able.

I want to vomit now.

Back on the original topic of the thread though. You think it really wouldn't be that hard to find all these moons.
 
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